Published by Muhammad Daoud in Okaz on 11-11-2018
Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, will launch the "diabetes in our families" program on Tuesday, November 14, 2009, on diabetes awareness, complications and causes. "The campaign is being launched in 15 cities and governors," said the supervisor of the campaign, Professor Abdulmahine Al-Agha, a professor and consultant of pediatric diabetes and endocrinology at the Institute of the Founder, the campaign is include diabetes testing, weight measurement and height and distribution of awareness booklets.
He noted that the campaign was going to address the important point in preventing diabetes (type II), as it is known that type II diabetes has become commonplace throughout the world, including our children The Saudi society, especially the Gulf in general, mainly due to the spread of obesity in the prevalence of obesity is the main cause of diabetes and has many causes: changing the way of life of rural life into urban life, and keeping away from healthy food, stirring fast food in calories, and spreading fast food It has become one of the greatest risks that face all the world's children and the number of health damage the individual and society and, unfortunately, become commonplace in most neighborhoods of each city locally and globally, providing amenities to the individual and the community, leading to lack of movement and sitting in front of television and computers and electronic games, which has led to a large number of obesity, and legacy has a large role in the process of generating obesity genes as well as type II diabetes.
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